MEDIANET NEWS May 20, 2010

OFFICE HOURS Mon-Fri 9 am – 1 pm, Sat 9 am – noon
(250) 381-4428

Please Note: The MediaNet office will be closed on Saturday May 22 and Monday May 24 for the long weekend. Normal office hours will resume on
Tuesday, May 25.

MediaNet’s One Minute Challenge

MediaNet challenges all filmmakers in the Greater Victoria Area to make a one minute film. There will be some prizes awarded at the screening on Monday May 31st at the Victoria Event Centre, but mostly we are doing it for the fun of it and because we can!

Submit your one minute film on any topic. The length can be a little over one minute or a little under (but if it touches the 2 min mark in any way, even with credits, it will not get played). Drop it off or send it to MediaNet on or before noon on Sat 29th of May. This is not a juried competion but an event done for the fun and love of personal filmmaking, so get your entry to us as soon as you can. We will show as many one minute films as we can in the order they are submitted.

We would like to thank the Victoria Event Centre for sponsoring this event for local filmmakers. Come on out and celebrate local filmmaking in the VEC’s cabaret atmosphere.

Please let us know if you are planning to submit a film:


Dance for the Camera
July 5 to July 17, 2010
Victoria BC Canada

Application Deadline June 1: $1300

Special rate for BC Participants: $700

DFTC 2010 is a unique opportunity for established and emerging choreographers, filmmakers, videographers, dancers and visual artists to explore dance/movement for the camera under the mentorship of award winning choreographer, filmmaker, curator, educator and recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship (2006), Ellen Bromberg.

SPECIAL GUEST for DFTC 2010 IN VICTORIA Bob Lockyer, co-founder of the Dance For the Camera series at the BBC, will offer a special evening screening and discussion of his ground-breaking work in the development of Dance for the Camera in the UK and around the world. Bob is known in the international dance community as a trailblazer and dedicated supporter of dance for over 40 years. Over 50 of the short dance films produced through the Dance for the Camera series at the BBC went on to win top international awards for their choreographers and directors. Bob has taught dance for camera in Australia, Europe, New Zealand, South Africa, USA and Canada. Bob is also chair of South East Dance as well as sitting on the board of PAL (Performing Arts Labs).

DFTC’s participants are individually assisted while exploring the technical, practical and artistic challenges involved in producing a dance/movement video in a supportive and collaborative environment.

Exercises with camera and dance are explored before diving into your finale video project.

Daily screenings of contemporary dance films representing the cutting edge of DFTC are followed by discussions.

Screenings of your video project/s in progress are followed by critical feedback to assist you in bringing your final video project to a public screening on the last day of the DFTC program.

Please contact  for more information

The MediaNet tech blog:

Vantage Point

Vantage Point is an on-line magazine of discourse on the Media Arts.
See our newest posting, “Bloopers” by experimental filmmaker Rick Raxlen at


Members Productions

Mohsin Abbas is looking for someone to help him work on grant proposals and grant writing
Please contact him at



Screenings and Events

Fundraiser for Fizzil’l -Victoria’s only contemporary Youth Dance Company
Friday, May 21
5:30pm and 8:30pm
Superior Cafe
Cost: $50 – $25 goes to the Company.

Fizzik’l is having a fundraiser! Enjoy dance performances while you dine. Featuring work by Shay Kuebler, Jung-Ah Chung, Constance Cooke, Kelly Tyerman and Ron Stewart.
Fizzik’l is also working with Cinematographer and Director Pamela Millar on a new Dance for the Camera piece. The work will premiere in the Companies Concert, Saturday June 12.

If you are able to donate an item to the silent auction, please contact Martine Desbois at 250-380-8189.

Tickets must be bought in advance at the Superior Cafe at: 106 Superior St. 250-380-9515

GENIUS WITHIN: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould

Special Presentation screening of a new documentary film about Glenn Gould, May 20  @ Cinecenta in Victoria.

Admission: $6 for Members, $7.25 Non-members, $5.25 for Students & Seniors Tickets are available at the Cinecenta box office prior to the show. Box office opens at 6:30pm.

Local author Kevin Bazzana, a Brentwood Bay resident and Gould biographer who is featured in the film, will attend the screening and host a Q & A session.

For more information please visit or


RPM: The Lost Art of LP Covers
A fundraising show and sale

May 21 to June 5, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, May 21, 7pm; Special Artists Preview at 6:30pm

Deluge Contemporary Art
636 Yates Street, Victoria
Exhibition Hours: Wed to Sat, 12 to 5 pm

Remember the LP cover? Two square feet of eye-popping, groin-stirring, world-rocking graphics, titles and liner notes rolled into one precisely measured object of desire? Well, the infamous RPM fundraising exhibition is back by popular demand.

Contact: Kyra Kordoski,, 250 385 3327


The Victoria Noise Festival

Saturday May 22, 2010
Doors @2PM, Vids @3PM
Location: Open Space, 510 Fort St. (upstairs)
Cost: free!!!

Featuring a free film screening of noise-related shorts, including the Genie award-winning documentary:

-= The Delian Mode =-

“The Delian Mode” is an audio-visual exploration of the life and work of
electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire. A collage of sound and image
created in the spirit of Derbyshire’s experimental processes, this film
illuminates her unique soundscapes onscreen while paying tribute to a woman
whose work has influenced electronic musicians for decades. Created by Kara
Blake of Philtre Films.

For further information on Noise! 2010 contact:
LEGENDS COMICS & BOOKS is proud to present seminal comic book artist

DAVID LLOYD has worked one of Britain’s most prominent and distinctive
comic book artists since the 1980’s, gaining superstar status as
co-creator and artist of V FOR VENDETTA which became a major film.

V for Vendetta is regarded as one of the most controversial graphic
novels ever released by a mainstream publisher (DC). It has been on
the New York Times Graphic Novel bestseller list for the last 55

This year Dark Horse Books launched KICKBACK, a hardboiled noir
graphic novel written and drawn by David Lloyd. First published in
France in 2005, the book stands at the forefront  of the new wave of
noir crime comics that first gained international attention with Dark
Horse’s  SIN CITY.

Signing Noon to 4PM

Read more about David at

633 Johnson Street
Victoria BC V8W 1M7
(250) 388 – 3696


Movie Monday

6:30 pm Monday 24 May 2010
An Education, 2009, 100 min

A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London, and how her life changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age. Carey Mulligan is luminous, Peter Sarsgaard is the perfect likeable cad.

It’s an old story but beautifully told. Deservedly nominated for three Oscars; Best Picture, Writing, and Actor (Carey Mulligan)
6:30 pm Monday 31 May 2010
Here Are The News: The life of Miss Edith Josie, 2009, 72 min

Edith Josie, was an Aboriginal elder whose News was the voice Old Crow, Yukon (pop. 300), for more than 50 years. Her column was widely read and loved for it’s folksy style and Gwit’chin world view. It won her a Life Magazine feature and numerous visits on air with Peter Gzowski. She was loved for her winning laugh and her dogged work to preserve her language, her people’s traditional way of life, language and values. She died just last January 31, at 88.

Her friend, Cathleen Smith, a non-Aboriginal (although they were “honorary sisters”) made this tribute to her friend from a trunkful of gathered media clips, films, photos, clippings and interviews. Cathleen will be with us for Q&A and is a great raconteur! You’ll love both these ladies.

Movie Monday screens every Monday in Victoria, B.C. Admission is by donation.
Movies are shown on a 12′ screen in the Eric Martin Pavilion in the 1900 block of Fort St. Pop & popcorn at ridiculously low prices

The Canadian First Weekend Club

First Weekend Club is a non-profit organization that strives to build audiences for great Canadian films through grassroots initiatives such as special screenings, Q&As with talent, premiere parties, movie alerts and much more! First Weekend Club is a free cross Canada film club that encourages members to attend opening weekend screenings.

Canadian Films coming to theatres:  Last Train Home, Cooking with Stella, Passenger Side, The Hunt and more.
The DVD club is discussing “The Baby Formula”

For more information on upcoming Canadian feature films, and joining the DVD club, go to



Nettie Wild workshop
Lions Hall on Saltspring Island
Thursday May 20.

Award-winning documentary filmmaker Nettie Wild steps out from behind the camera for a special three-hour workshop, presented by the Salt Spring Film Festival, called “Shooting the Contradictions: The Craft and Ethics of Producing Documentaries as Real Life Dramas.”

Nettie Wild has made a career of filming behind the headlines and frontlines of revolutions and social change around the world. Her feature titles include: A Rustling of Leaves: Inside the Philippine Revolution; BLOCKADE (which takes place in the mountains and valleys of northern British Columbia, at the heart of the boldest aboriginal land claims case to challenge the white history of Canada); A Place Called Chiapas; and FIX: The Story of an Addicted City, which follows Dean Wilson (Canada’s most outspoken drug addict) and Ann Livingston (a charismatic organizer) as they lead an unpredictable crew of street addicts in their fight to open North America’s first safe injection site for drug users in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

The workshop runs from 6:30 to 9:30 pm, Thursday May 20, at the Lions Hall. The workshop fee is $25 and registration forms are available at Salt Spring Books.  For more information on Nettie and her films, see <;

Are You Ready to Write?

New Spring  Writing Workshops Are About to Begin in Victoria
Space is limited and only a few spaces left, so call right way to register.


Questions or to Register Call: 250 – 385-2205

Gulf Island Film School (GIFTS) Announces summer classes

Beginner and master classes, 1 and 2 week adult and youth courses.

For more info, contact



Training and Employment
TV Industry Trainee Postings

Tiga Talk Season 3 Inc. is seeking 2 trainees for the production of a

children’s television series for APTN. As it is APTN’s mission to

support the creation of Aboriginal audio-visual content produced by,

for and about Aboriginal Peoples, preference will be given to

applicants of Aboriginal heritage.

Camera Trainee (2 positions)

The Camera Trainee will assist the Director of Photography and the

Second Cameraperson. Tasks include assisting with lighting, moving

and setting up equipment and learning set etiquette. There may be

some assistance with audio department required from time to time.

By the end of the training the trainee will have an understanding of

the complexity of television production, the responsibilities of various

departments, specific roles and tasks in a production crew and will

acquire specific skills necessary to work on other TV/film crews.

Dates: June 28th – July 30th, 2010 (5 weeks – Mon to Fri)

Location: Victoria, BC*

Pay Rate: $500 per week

*Please note we will consider applicants from outside Victoria, but

trainee would be responsible for their own travel and


To apply, please send a cover letter and resume by

4pm on May 24th via:

– Email to or

– Fax to 250-380-6670 or

– Mail to Tiga Talk Season 3 Inc., 4412 Wilkinson Road, Victoria, BC

V8Z 0C1


Satellite Video Exchange Society (VIVO Media Arts Centre)
Employment Opportunity
Programming Coordinator

The Satellite Video Exchange Society seeks a self directed, motivated individual or team for the position of Programming Coordinator.  The Programming Coordinator is primarily responsible for developing and delivering VIVO’s public programming of media arts, focusing primarily on video, sound and new media, and participating as a team member in VIVO’s Management Collective, helping to achieve and promote the organization’s mandate, while helping to develop VIVO’s outreach, policies, procedures and organizational capacity. The Programming Coordinator is also responsible for maintaining its departmental budget and reporting to the General Manager about financial planning within the budget structure.

Interested Candidates should send their resume and cover letter to Emma Hendrix, General Manager, VIVO Media Arts Centre, 1965 Main Street. Vancouver BC V5T 3C1 or email to

Deadline: Thursday, June 03, 2010


Submissions to other Media Arts Centers and Festivals

Call for Entries ~ Accolade Named Among Top 25 Festivals

Deadline: May 28, 2010

Now in its eighth year, top-tier, international awards competition, The Accolade, announces its Call for Entries for filmmakers, television producers and videographers.

Go to for rules and entry form.
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival Announces Call For Entries

May 14, 2010

Missoula, Montana – The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, the
premier venue for nonfiction film in the American West, is seeking
submissions for its eighth annual event. From February 11-20, 2011
the festival will screen 100+ films.

The competitive event is open to non-fiction films and videos of all
genres, subject matter, lengths and production dates.

Enter via at – <;

or download entry form in pdf format at –

If you would like an entry form emailed to you in pdf format, send a
request to <>.

For more information visit <;

Exhibitions Assistance program (ARTCITE | Ontario)
Artcite is one of three MEDIA ARTS recommenders for the Ontario Arts Council’s Exhibitions Assistance program. The OAC Exhibition Assistance program provides grants of $500 to $1,500 to assist Ontario artists at all stages of their careers with presentation costs related to confirmed, upcoming public exhibitions of their work.
Deadlines for 2010: July 10, 2010; September 10, 2010; November 10, 2010

Call for Submissions | Reel Asian (Toronto)
Reel Asian is looking for the best new Asian films and videos from across Canada and around the world to show at our next festival this November 9-14 2010.
Early Bird deadline: April 1, 2010 (FREE)
Final deadline June 1, 2010 ($20)

Call for submissions | Planet in Focus (Toronto)
Planet in Focus looks for work that pushes the boundaries of the accepted notions of ‘environment,’ presenting cultural perspectives that  are under-represented in Canada and across the globe.
Early Bird Deadline: may 3, 2010
Final Deadline: June 15, 2010

Canwest-Hot Docs Documentary Funds (Hot Docs | Toronto)
The Fund will provide no-interest loans averaging between $10,000 – $15,000 in the early development stage, when projects are at the highest risk and may have not yet secured a market partner.
Deadline: May 26, 2010

Call for Submissions | imagineNATIVE festival (Toronto)
We are currently seeking film/video/media art/new media and radio works in all genres by international and Canadian Indigenous filmmakers and producers.
Deadline: June 1, 2010

Deadlines: June and July 1st,2010
Info :

Call for Submissions | Antimatter Film Festival (Victoria)
Dedicated to the exhibition and nurturing of film and video as art, Antimatter has grown into the premier showcase of experimental cinema in the west.
Deadline: June 4, 2010

Deadline: June 10, 2010
Info :

Call for Submissions | aluCine Latin Short Film Festival (Toronto)
Looking for submissions produced in 2009 or 2010 by Latin American and Latin Canadian film and video makers.
Deadline:  June 20, 2010

26th International Short Film Festival Berlin
Deadline: June 25, 2010

Rendezvous with Madness (Toronto)
Rendezvous with Madness is looking for shorts and features of all genres that feature cinematic representations of mental illness and addiction.
Deadline:  June 30, 2010




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